BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported second quarter results for the three months ended August 31, 2013 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP, except where otherwise indicated).

Q2 Highlights:

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— Revenue for the second quarter of approximately $1.6 billion; company
recognizes revenue on approximately 3.7 million smartphones in the
second quarter
— GAAP loss from continuing operations of $965 million, or $1.84 per share
diluted; includes a primarily non-cash, pre-tax charge against inventory
and supply commitments of approximately $934 million and pre-tax
restructuring charges of approximately $72 million
— Adjusted loss from continuing operations of $248 million, or $0.47 per
share diluted; adjusted gross margin of $570 million, or 36%
— Company sees increasing penetration of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
(BES 10) with more than 25,000 commercial and test servers installed to
date, up from 19,000 in July 2013
— Cash and investments balance of $2.6 billion

Q2 Results
Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 was approximately $1.6 billion, down 49% from $3.1 billion in the previous quarter and down 45% from $2.9 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2013. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 49% for hardware, 46% for service and 5% for software and other revenue. During the second quarter the company recognized hardware revenue on approximately 3.7 million BlackBerry smartphones. Most of the units recognized are BlackBerry 7 devices, in part because certain BlackBerry 10 devices that were shipped in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 will not be recognized until those devices are sold through to end customers. During the quarter, approximately 5.9 million BlackBerry smartphones were sold through to end customers, which included shipments made prior to the second quarter and which reduced the Company’s inventory in the channel.

The GAAP loss from continuing operations for the quarter was $965 million, or $1.84 per share diluted, including a primarily non-cash, pre-tax charge against inventory and supply commitments of approximately $934 million (the “Z10 Inventory Charge”), and pre-tax restructuring charges of approximately $72 million related to the Cost Optimization and Resource Efficiency (“CORE”) program. This is compared with a GAAP loss from continuing operations of $84 million, or $0.16 per share diluted in the prior quarter and GAAP loss from continuing operations of $229 million, or $0.44 per share diluted, in the same quarter last year.

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The adjusted loss from continuing operations for the second quarter was $248 million, or $0.47 per share diluted. The adjusted loss from continuing operations and adjusted diluted loss per share exclude the impact of the Z10 Inventory Charge of approximately $934 million ($666 million after tax) and pre-tax restructuring charges of approximately $72 million ($51 million after tax) related to the CORE program incurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2014. These impacts on GAAP loss from continuing operations and diluted loss per share from continuing operations are summarized in the table below.

The total of cash, cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments was $2.6 billion as of August 31, 2013, compared to $3.1 billion at the end of the previous quarter. Cash flow used in operations in the second quarter was approximately $136 million. Uses of cash included intangible asset additions of approximately $268 million and capital expenditures of approximately $112 million.

“We are very disappointed with our operational and financial results this quarter and have announced a series of major changes to address the competitive hardware environment and our cost structure,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of BlackBerry. “While our company goes through the necessary changes to create the best business model for our hardware business, we continue to see confidence from our customers through the increasing penetration of BES 10, where we now have more than 25,000 commercial and test servers installed to date, up from 19,000 in July 2013. We understand how some of the activities we are going through create uncertainty, but we remain a financially strong company with $2.6 billion in cash and no debt. We are focused on our targeted markets, and are committed to completing our transition quickly in order to establish a more focused and efficient company.”

Reconciliation of GAAP gross margin, gross margin percentage, loss from continuing operations before income taxes, loss from continuing operations and diluted loss per share from continuing operations to adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin percentage, adjusted loss from continuing operations before income taxes, adjusted loss from continuing operations and adjusted diluted loss per share from continuing operations:

(United States dollars, in millions except per share data)

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Loss from Diluted
Gross continuing loss
Gross Margin operations per share
Margin(1) %(1) before Loss from from
(before (before income Continuing continuing
taxes) taxes) taxes Operations operations
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As reported $ (374) (24%) $ (1,438) $ (965) $ (1.84)
Adjustments:
CORE charges (2) 10 1% 72 51 0.10
Z10 inventory
provision (3) 934 59% 934 666 1.27
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Adjusted $ 570 36% $ (432) $ (248) $ (0.47)
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Note: Adjusted gross margin, adjusted gross margin percentage, adjusted loss
from continuing operations before tax, adjusted loss from continuing
operations and adjusted diluted loss per share from continuing operations do
not have a standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and thus are not
comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other issuers. The
Company believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures enables
the Company and its shareholders to better assess the Company’s operating
results relative to its operating results in prior periods and improves the
comparability of the information presented. Investors should consider these
non-GAAP measures in the context of the Company’s GAAP results.

(1) During the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company reported a GAAP
gross margin of ($374) million or (24%) of revenue. Excluding the
impact the Z10 Inventory Charge and CORE charges included in cost of
sales, the adjusted gross margin was $570 million, or 36%.
(2) As part of the Company’s ongoing effort to streamline its operations
and increase efficiency, the Company commenced the CORE program in
March 2012. During the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company
incurred approximately $72 million in total pre-tax charges related to
the CORE program. Substantially all of the pre-tax charges are related
to one-time employee termination benefits and facilities costs. During
the second quarter of fiscal 2014, charges of approximately $10
million were included in cost of sales, charges of approximately $8
million were included in research and development and charges of
approximately $54 million were included in selling, marketing, and
administration expenses.
(3) During the second quarter of fiscal 2014, the Company recorded a
primarily non-cash, pre-tax charge against inventory and supply
commitments of approximately $934 million, $666 million after tax,
which is primarily attributable to BlackBerry Z10 devices.

Supplementary Geographic Revenue Breakdown

BlackBerry Limited
(United States dollars, in millions)
Revenue by Region

For the quarter ended
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August
31, 2013 June 1, 2013 March 2, 2013
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North America $ 414 26.3% $ 761 24.8% $ 587 21.9%
Europe, Middle East
and Africa 686 43.6% 1,343 43.7% 1,227 45.8%
Latin America 196 12.5% 449 14.6% 479 17.9%
Asia Pacific 277 17.6% 518 16.9% 385 14.4%
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Total $ 1,573 100.0% $ 3,071 100.0% $ 2,678 100.0%
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For the quarter ended
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December September
1, 2012 1, 2012
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North America $ 647 23.7% $ 868 30.3%
Europe, Middle East
and Africa 1,160 42.5% 1,087 38.0%
Latin America 535 19.6% 520 18.2%
Asia Pacific 385 14.1% 386 13.5%
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Total $ 2,727 100.0% $ 2,861 100.0%
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About BlackBerry
A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities laws. The terms and phrases “expects”, “believe”, “focused”, “getting”, “opportunities”, “we are seeing”, “continuing”, “drive”, “improve”, “should”, “will”, “increasing”, “anticipated”, and similar terms and phrases are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by BlackBerry in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Many factors could cause BlackBerry’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including those described in the “Risk Factors” section of BlackBerry’s Annual Information F orm, which is included in its Annual Report on Form 40-F and the “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” section of BlackBerry’s MD&A (copies of which filings may be obtained at www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov). These factors should be considered carefully, and readers should not place undue reliance on BlackBerry’s forward-looking statements. BlackBerry has no intention and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BlackBerry Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in millions except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

Consolidated Statements of Operations

For the three months ended For the six months ended
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August June September August September
31, 2013 1, 2013 1, 2012 31, 2013 1, 2012
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Revenue $ 1,573 $ 3,071 $ 2,861 $ 4,644 $ 5,669
Cost of sales 1,947 2,029 2,117 3,976 4,139
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Gross margin (374) 1,042 744 668 1,530
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Gross margin % (23.8%) 33.9% 26.0% 14.4% 27.0%

Operating
expenses
Research and
development 360 358 366 718 733
Selling,
marketing and
administration 527 673 556 1,200 1,103
Amortization 171 180 180 351 352
Impairment of
goodwill – – – – 335
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1,058 1,211 1,102 2,269 2,523
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Operating loss (1,432) (169) (358) (1,601) (993)

Investment
income (loss),
net (6) 5 – (1) 3
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Loss from
continuing
operations
before income
taxes (1,438) (164) (358) (1,602) (990)

Recovery of
income taxes (473) (80) (129) (553) (251)
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Loss from
continuing
operations (965) (84) (229) $ (1,049) $ (739)

Loss from
discontinued
operations,
net of tax – – (6) – $ (14)
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Net loss $ (965) $ (84) $ (235) $ (1,049) $ (753)
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Loss per share
Basic and diluted
loss per share
from continuing
operations $ (1.84) $ (0.16) $ (0.44) $ (2.00) $ (1.41)
Basic and diluted
loss per share
from
discontinued
operations – – (0.01) – (0.03)
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Total basic and
diluted loss per
share $ (1.84) $ (0.16) $ (0.45) $ (2.00) $ (1.44)
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Weighted-average
number of common
shares
outstanding
(000’s)
Basic 524,481 524,160 524,160 524,320 524,160
Diluted 524,481 524,160 524,160 524,320 524,160

Total common
shares
outstanding
(000’s) 524,639 524,160 524,160 524,639 524,160

BlackBerry Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in millions except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

Consolidated Balance Sheets

August March
As at 31, 2013 2, 2013
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Assets
Current
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,181 $ 1,549
Short-term investments 1,163 1,105
Accounts receivable, net 1,743 2,353
Other receivables 223 272
Inventories 941 603
Income taxes receivable 462 597
Other current assets 696 469
Deferred income tax asset 128 139
Assets held for sale 122 145
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6,659 7,232
Long-term investments 225 221
Property, plant and equipment, net 2,119 2,264
Intangible assets, net 3,505 3,448
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$ 12,508 $ 13,165
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Liabilities
Current
Accounts payable $ 1,130 $ 1,064
Accrued liabilities 1,909 1,842
Deferred revenue 834 542
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3,873 3,448
Deferred income tax liability 202 245
Income taxes payable 9 12
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4,084 3,705
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Shareholders’ Equity
Capital stock and additional paid-in capital 2,451 2,431
Treasury stock (234) (234)
Retained earnings 6,218 7,267
Accumulated other comprehensive income (11) (4)
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8,424 9,460
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$ 12,508 $ 13,165
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BlackBerry Limited
Incorporated under the Laws of Ontario
(United States dollars, in millions except share and per share amounts)
(unaudited)

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the six months ended
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August September
31, 2013 1, 2012
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Cash flows from operating activities
Loss from continuing operations $ (1,049) $ (739)
Loss from discontinued operations – (14)
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Net loss (1,049) (753)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net
cash provided by operating activities:
Amortization 756 1,001
Deferred income taxes (32) 10
Income taxes payable (3) 6
Stock-based compensation 38 42
Impairment of goodwill – 335
Other 39 11
Net changes in working capital items 737 483
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Net cash provided by operating activities 486 1,135
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Cash flows from investing activities
Acquisition of long-term investments (220) (161)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of long-term
investments 180 85
Acquisition of property, plant and
equipment (195) (240)
Acquisition of intangible assets (603) (537)
Business acquisitions, net of cash
acquired (7) (105)
Acquisition of short-term investments (917) (397)
Proceeds on sale or maturity of short-
term investments 930 204
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Net cash used in investing activities (832) (1,151)
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Cash flows from financing activities
Tax deficiencies related to stock-based
compensation (2) (5)
Purchase of treasury stock (16) –
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Net cash used in financing activities (18) (5)
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Effect of foreign exchange gain (loss) on
cash and cash equivalents (4) 5
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Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
for the period (368) (16)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of
period 1,549 1,527
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Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 1,181 $ 1,511
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As at August 31, 2013 June 1, 2013
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Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,181 $ 1,591
Short-term investments 1,163 1,233
Long-term investments 225 247
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$ 2,569 $ 3,071
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